#HELP…! Book Cover Designs – any ideas?

Hi folks! Well, I’m moving right ahead with the text for The Shepherd Workbook, which accompanies my parable The Shepherd, but I thought I’d put some effort into a catchy front cover.

Cover Idea #1
Cover Idea #1

I need your HELP…

  • Do you like any of these?
  • Which (if any) is your favorite and why?
  • Any suggestions,?
  • Anyone like to get credit for designing a better cover?
Cover Idea #2
Cover Idea #2
Cover Idea #3
Cover Idea #3


Please add your comments at the bottom of the blog.

Thanks for all your support… I’ll let you know the outcome and when the book will be available 🙂

#MondayBlogs Coming Soon: A Self-Help Workbook to Accompany The Shepherd

Brilliant news, folks! I am currently working on a companion guide to go with my inspirational parable, The Shepherd.

Shepherd Workbook coverI’m aiming for this to be ready before the end of the year to coincide with people’s New Year resolutions. It expands on many of the topics raised in the parable with many helpful tips, exercises, techniques and guidance to improve your life situation and live a much more conscious lifestyle. Building upon the young shepherd experiences and utilizing quotations from the text, it will be crammed full of helpful ideas and constructive information about:

  • Meditation
  • Living consciously
  • Overcoming fear & adversity
  • Self-responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Well-being
  • and much, much more…!

Follow this blog to stay updated on progress and to be the first to take advantage of the FREE giveaway launch in the run-up to the end of the year.

Be happy! Be One!


#THANK YOU To Everybody That Helped

I cannot thank all of you enough who downloaded and retweeted by free book yesterday.


49q cover newWith your help, encouragement and support, over 50 copies of my debut novel, 49q? The Enigma Continues were downloaded. I got two 5-star reviews (with more to come, hopefully!)

Additionally, and I’m not really sure how this happened, I sold some copies of my other book on Amazon, The Shepherd…!!!

I also made a whole bunch of new friends and contacts.


What a brilliant day! Thank you all once again for all your help. Let me know if I can return the favor…

Be Happy! Be One!

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“Can YOU Solve The Enigma?” #FREE #Book Today Only

My full length high-concept SciFi Novel “49q? The Enigma Continues” is FREE TODAY on Amazon.

Here’s another quick sneak peek inside part of the enigma…

“A question is just an answer in reverse,” said Bob, turning away from the enquirer. Usually that was enough to dispel further dumb questions.

The barman had just left the young man’s Guiness to settle before re-pouring. Dire Straits’, “Money For Nothing “, cued on the jukebox.

“In that case,” began the young man, pausing to look Bob directly in the eyes, “Forty-nine Q.”

Bob’s jug of bitter fell immediately from his hand and smashed musically upon the floor. Without a further sound or hesitation, he grabbed his green jacket, and left.

“See ya, Bob!” the barman called after him . He presented the young man with his pint of Guiness. He took it and sat back in the corner. The pub carried on as though nothing had happened. Unfortunately that could not have been further from the truth. It was the start of something much greater.

Read more for FREE by clicking on this link: 49q? The Enigma Continues

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#FREE #BOOK #GIVEAWAY Excerpt from the Free Novel #rt

My full length high-concept SciFi Novel “49q? The Enigma Continues” is FREE TODAY on Amazon.

Here’s a quick sneak peek inside part of the enigma…

“The Quasimodo Theory?”

“Yeah, like I base my whole life on a hunch.” He belched again.

Fanny was now fast asleep on his lap, her face buried in his crotch. J-R still snored in the corner, despite Stump’s efforts to annoy him by throwing each of his empty lager cans at his head. Blagg had called for room service about fifteen minutes earlier and complained that the bar only had four lagers left in it. He had snorted that it wasn’t fucking good enough, and if they didn’t want him to come down to the lobby stark naked and prove why he was called Blagg Hardon, they should fucking well get some cold lagers up there pronto – 49 cold lagers to be precise. Needless to say, five minutes later, room service rang the bell of the penthouse and forty-nine cold lagers were trollied in. Twelve of them now littered the floor where Jonny-Ray slept.

“But that still doesn’t answer the question of where you get your lyrics?”

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#NaNoWriMo The ‘Write’ Habits – Tips For Writing – Part I

Well, what another successful month November was! For those that don’t know, November is (unofficially) National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. It should really be InNoWriMo, because it has been Inter-national for a number of years. I won’t repeat words here to tell you what it is (just click the link above to go to their website!) all I will say is that it’s a month where people aim to write a whole novel in 30 days!

https://i0.wp.com/d3bhawflmd1fic.cloudfront.net/assets/crest-bda7b7a6e1b57bb9fb8ce9772b8faafb.pngWriting a novel is no small feat, and in a month is even harder, so I commend all those that took part. That is, however, not the topic of this blog – not directly anyway. The ‘Write’ Habits will be my contribution to existing and aspiring writers, by offering tips and suggestions over the next 12 months. Writing can be a lonely chore sometimes, even though most writers would agree with me that it’s an addiction (of sorts!) that you just can’t not do. We all need encouragement, help, and handy guidance from time to time. In these posts I’ll be sharing things I do to continually write, habits I’ve learned, things that don’t work for me, mistakes I’ve made, and guidance from fellow writers.

Here’s the first tip: Write Every Day!

Whether you are working on a novel or not, the habit of making time each and every day will hone your skills, it’ll prepare you for those odd bouts of writer’s block (which I rarely suffer from as I almost always have multiple projects going on!) Even if it’s a poem, or free-association, and even if it’s only for a few minutes, sitting down with pen and paper, or fingers at the keyboard, it’s solidifying the habit.

Short and sweet, stay tuned for more tips next time!


About the author: Anthony Donnelly is author of The Shepherd, a short, inspirational parable about life growth and living more consciously, which he’s promoting right now for ONLY 99 cents. In additon, he has over six other published works. He is a business consultant and life guide, and spends his time in Costa Rica, Europe, and North America.

Some Early Reviews for THE SHEPHERD by Anthony Donnelly

That was a great free book event yesterday, and a great success. Thank you for all the continued promotion and support. Since one of my readers just called me and told me they thought it was like The Alcamist… only better! I just thought I’d share a few of the great reviews that came in so far:

The Shepherd Cover Art“An amazing read with tons of enlightened thoughts. Love it a ton!!”

“First thing that came to mind upon reading the Shepherd was the story of Hansel and Gretel. Charming and insightful on many levels.”


“This is a wonderful and meaningful little Kindle read. A well-written story with something to learn from it. This author is definitely going to go far. Well worth the price!”


“This book is an easy read, packed full of great information, experiences and backed up by scripture. The book will change how you view your relationship with God and heavenly beings. I highly recommend this book, which is more like a training manual on seeking God and all that He has to offer.”


High praise indeed. The Shepherd now on sale only $0.99 a bargain!




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